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Topic: $50 bipod?
Posted By: Flanny
Subject: $50 bipod?
Date Posted: April/16/2011 at 20:30
Is there such a thing as a decent quality bipod for under $50? I am just getting into shooting so I don't have the money to go all out on everything at once.

I have a .223 AR-15 and will pretty much just shoot at paper and steel for the time being.



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Posted By: neilbilly
Date Posted: April/16/2011 at 23:50
Really think you'd be better served using a backpack with a couple of towels in it as a rest and saving up for a good bipod. I've used a couple of lesser quality bipods and you get what you pay for. Not being a dick with the backpack thing. It works pretty well actually.




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Posted By: Kickboxer
Date Posted: April/17/2011 at 00:02
I use a backpack quite a bit.  It is very stable.  One of my backpacks is designed to double as a rifle rest... hard to beat

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Posted By: koshkin
Date Posted: April/17/2011 at 00:50
Originally posted by Flanny Flanny wrote:

Is there such a thing as a decent quality bipod for under $50? I am just getting into shooting so I don't have the money to go all out on everything at once.

I have a .223 AR-15 and will pretty much just shoot at paper and steel for the time being.

Not that I am aware of.

And I've looked.  

Extensively.

ILya


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Posted By: 338LAPUASLAP
Date Posted: April/17/2011 at 09:46
50 Cal


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Posted By: Flanny
Date Posted: April/17/2011 at 10:26
I did use a backpack with a jacket last weekend and it worked fine. I was just curious about the inexpensive bipod. I just wasn't sure what the big difference between a $40 or a $200 unit. I was thinking it was mostly weight.


Posted By: Kickboxer
Date Posted: April/17/2011 at 10:30
Ease of use, sturdiness(ability to maintain setting under fire), durability, adjustability...

Those are the differences...


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Posted By: jonoMT
Date Posted: April/18/2011 at 10:21
I don't know what a good bipod is for an AR but any I've ever seen for bolt-action rifles that look like Harris knock-offs just seemed cheap and flimsy. +1 on saving up for a better one.

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Posted By: Bitterroot Bulls
Date Posted: April/18/2011 at 12:06
I use a stoney point rapid-pivot bipod for hunting.  There is nothing better currently available for the backpacking hunter, IMO.  It is actually extremely versatile, and the rubber yoke dampens vibrations well. 

SP Rapid Pivots are inexpensive (Prone model is $30-$40), and would serve well while you save for sturdy tactical model, like a GG&G.

http://swfa.com/GGG-Extreme-Duty-Tactical-Bipod-P12084.aspx - http://swfa.com/GGG-Extreme-Duty-Tactical-Bipod-P12084.aspx


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Posted By: Flanny
Date Posted: April/18/2011 at 12:32
Perfect. That is exactly what I was thinking about.


Posted By: Bitterroot Bulls
Date Posted: April/18/2011 at 12:54
The Stoney Point will need standard sling-swivel stud for attachment, so that could be an issue depending on what fore end you have on your AR.

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